Federal Medical Center Lokoja Produces First Home Grown Fellow In Kogi
The Federal Medical Center Lokoja has again proven itself as one of the top centers of excellence in medical training in Nigeria.
The center which was accredited few years ago for several specialties by the West African College of Physicians and The National Post Graduate Medical College of Nigeria, made history by producing the first homegrown fellow of either college in the just concluded examinations.
Dr Chinenye Otorkpa (Nee Anuniru) became the first doctor to go for a fellowship exam directly from an accredited center in Kogi state and pass.
The brilliant young mother of two passed the fellowship examination in the Faculty of Family Medicine of both the West African College of Physicians and the just Concluded National Post Graduate Medical College of Nigeria fellowship examination to emerge as the first home grown fellow in Kogi state for both colleges.
Excellence in medical training and effective service delivery has been the cornerstone and focus of the current management of the center led by Dr. Olatunde Alabi, the Chief Medical Director and Dr. Taiwo, the Head of Clinical services, and the result of their efforts appear to be showing earlier than expected.
In her remarks after the release of the results, Dr Otorkpa was full of praise for her trainers and Supervisors, Dr. Julius Ojo, Dr A. S Jonah, Dr. R.R Odekunle and Dr (Mrs) Ehalaiye, for their untiring efforts which ensured her success.
She also expressed her deep gratitude to her colleagues, the immediate past head of the center Dr Eleshin and the current management of the hospital led by Dr Olatunde Oladeji Alabi for their uncommon contribution, encouragement, and support during the most difficult times of the training.
Dr. Chinenye Otorkpa is a mother of two and daughter of retired Police AIG Sir. Emmanuel Anuniru. She is married to Dcn Oche Otorkpa, a Public health Specialist and Executive Director, Public Health Nigeria.
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